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Your Invitation to Spring Training is in the Mail

Infielder Chris Taylor is one of 19 non-roster players who has been invited to Spring Training.

Infielder Chris Taylor is one of 19 non-roster players who has been invited to Spring Training.

Well, sort of. Today, GM Jack Zduriencik officially announced the 15 organizational players that will participate in Major League Spring Training. This is in addition to the four minor league free agents who already received invitations (Matt Palmer, Cole Gillespie, Ramon Ramirez, Humberto Quintero) and the entire 40-man roster (see detailed roster).

The list of the 15 organizational players includes 2013 Mariners Minor League Player of the Year Chris Taylor and Relief Pitcher of the Year Carson Smith. Here is the full list:

ARIAS, Jonathan RHP
CARRAWAY, Andrew RHP
DOWD, Mike C
ELIAS, Roenis LHP
GILLESPIE, Cole OF
GILLHEENEY, James LHP
HICKS, John C
HILL, Nick LHP
KELLY, Ty INF
KOHLSCHEEN, Stephen RHP
LEONE, Dominic RHP
NORIEGA, Gabriel INF
PALMER, Matt RHP
QUINTERO, Humberto C
RAMIREZ, Ramon RHP
RUFFIN, Chance RHP
SMITH, Carson RHP
TAYLOR, Chris INF
TENBRINK, Nate INF

Career and 2013 highlights on each player can be found in the following document:

And here is the complete roster, which includes 59 players (40-man roster + 19 invitees):

Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game Tomorrow

Stefen Romero will play in tomorrow's Fall Stars Game in Surprise, Arizona.

Stefen Romero will play in tomorrow’s Fall Stars Game in Surprise, Arizona.

The eighth annual Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game will take place tomorrow at 5 p.m. PT and can be viewed on MLB Network and MLB.com. The game formerly known as the Rising Stars Game, will be played at Surprise Stadium.

A pair of Mariners off the Peoria Javelinas roster were selected to play in the game, outfielder Stefen Romero and right-handed relief pitcher Carson Smith. Due to hitting his innings limit for the season, Smith will not participate in the game and will be shut down for the remainder of the winter.

Romero, 25, hit .277 (104×375) with 23 doubles, 4 triples, 11 home runs and 74 RBI in 93 games with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers last season. The former Oregon State Beaver was the Mariners 2012 Minor League Player of the Year.

Smith, 24, went 1-3 with 15 saves and a 1.80 ERA (10 ER, 50.0 IP) in 44 relief appearances with AA Jackson.

The annual exhibition game brings the best of an already talented league together on the field for one game — the AFL’s version of the Futures Game. And if history is any indication, a large number of the prospects on the field will see time in the big leagues in 2014. In 2011 Mariners infielder Nick Franklin was named the game MVP going 4-for-5 with a home run, 2 doubles and 4 RBI. Last fall catcher Mike Zunino, left-handed pitcher James Paxton and Franklin played in the Rising Stars Game.

Be sure to tune in to the MLB Network or MLB.com to watch the game!

Mariners Winter League Report

Mike Zunino is interviewed by MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) following the Arizona Fall League Championship.

The Peoria Javelinas were crowned the Arizona Fall League champions after defeating the Salt River Rafters 4-3 Saturday. C Mike Zunino led the Javlinas with 2 RBI, going 3-for-5. He had RBI singles in both the first and second innings to give Peoria 3-0 lead. 2B Nick Franklin (0x5) and RHP  Carson Smith (1.0,1,0,1,2) also appeared in the game.

Here is the latest installment of the Mariners Winter League Report.

Eight Mariners Selected to Play in Arizona Fall League

Major League Baseball today announced the rosters for the Arizona Fall League, and eight players in the Mariners organization will play for the Peoria Javelinas.

Mike Zunino has combined to bat .367 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI in his first 40 professional games with Everett and Jackson.

“We are extremely proud with the seasons each of these players have had this year and look forward to seeing all of them compete in the Arizona Fall League,” said Mariners Director of Player Development Chris Gwynn. ” The Arizona Fall League allows each player to set goals and work on individual areas of their game, while competing against some the top prospect in the minor leagues.”

In addition to the eight Mariners players, Jackson (AA) pitching coach Lance Painter will serve on the Javelinas coaching staff.

Opening Day for the 20th Anniversary season of the AFL is set for Tuesday, Oct. 9. The six-team league, owned and operated by Major League Baseball, plays six days per week (Monday-Saturday) in six Cactus League stadiums in the Phoenix area — Mesa Hohokam Stadium (Solar Sox), Peoria Sports Complex (Javelinas), Phoenix Municipal Stadium (Desert Dogs), Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Rafters), Scottsdale Stadium (Scorpions) and Surprise Stadium (Saguaros). Daily start times are 12:35 p.m. and 6:35 p.m., and games can be followed online at MLB.com.

You can follow the Arizona Fall League on twitter via @MLBazFallLeague.

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